A 55 Day Test

By Semhal Hadgu 55 days. 1320 hours, 79200 minutes. A relatively short amount of time, only about 15% of one year (I know right, typical Stats major). But a lot can happen in any given period, whether 10 minutes or 10 years. And even more can happen when you’re restricting yourself from certain aspects of…

Black Parenting

By Jayla Johnson In the black community, it is commonly known that parents believe in corporal punishment and other extreme forms of discipline. Parents have become more creative with their punishment as time evolved. An example of new forms of punishment is making young men cut their hair completely off. In a recent video on…

Dear Cheyenne,

You are one of the strongest, charismatic, independent, and beautiful people I know. The way you put your friends and family before yourself is astounding. You would give those you love your very last. If and when someone needs anything, you got it. But who has you? Who is willing to give you there very…

It’s Ok To Not Be Ok

By Destini Willis It’s ok to not be ok… Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re wrong One of the first things people are quick to tell you is to always “be strong” Yes it sounds encouraging but sometimes you need a little more Because how can you honestly really be strong when you’ve never…

Russell Hall renovations create complications on campus

By Cheyenne Brown The renovation of the high-rise dormitory, Russell Hall, has called for several adjustments within the freshmen community at the University of Georgia. The $44.5 million renovations began in May 2017. The decision was made by the Board of Regents of the University of Georgia. The regents approved a plan which UGA will…

Pain & Love

by Destini Willis Is it possible to live with half of a heart? To live in a world where you feel absolutely lost? Is it possible to love, really love someone more than your own self… To live without the one person you could always run to when you needed help? Is it possible, like…

A Skeleton’s Secrets

By Lauren Kallenberg My still-wet braid dripped water down my back, providing a cool relief from the sun rays dancing over my skin as I trudged up the swim trail from the lake. My ankles were now covered in the thin coat of dirt that had been kicked up by the boys running ahead of me,…

My Big Brother

by Sammy Smith My brother was no angel in his life, but he was my brother.  March 20, 2017. It’s been one year. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8760 hours. I’ll remember that day for an eternity. Your “Mama T” called me, her voice quivering. I knew something was wrong immediately. She asked me what I…

Plant Now, Harvest Later

by Rachel Freeman Whenever someone finds out I am vegan, some of the all-star responses are “What?! I couldn’t do that!”  or “Good for you, but that’s not me” and the top charter “You can’t even eat cheese?! What do you eat?” It’s always so weird to me how so many people ask questions about…

Always Ascending Review

by Alex Marchante Nearly a decade and a half has passed since Glasgow band Franz Ferdinand released their hit single “Take Me Out” as part of their first, self-titled album in 2004. In 2018, the band released Always Ascending, their fifth studio album and first effort after the departure of original band member Nick McCarthy who…

I am Black

By Michael Boyd  I AM BLACK! I am a minority in today’s society I am someone that the system wants to fail I am characterized by the color of my skin I am seen as a threat I am looked down upon I am FEAR I AM BLACK I am a mother with no husband…

Best Hip Hop Albums of 2017

by Sammy Smith This year has been a great year for hip hop. With the genre being more popular than ever, fans were able to witness the rise of hip hop to America’s No. 1 choice in music. The genre and the culture dominated conversations everywhere from Cardi B’s rise to stardom to Grammy nominations. With…